Thoughts and Inspirations


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Mountains and Valleys

Location : Cafe Shillong  | Date : 17th April 2017

Mountains and valleys, oh what a joy. 

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Quaint hill side destinations always has me thinking deep… introspecting.

The hills and mountains bring a smile on my face. Sight of them towering above me is crazily satisfying.

A look of idolising in my eyes, like I have met someone I admire !

I feel this each time I see a towering hill or mountain. I wonder why. Is it the scale of the mountain that makes me feel trivial beside it? Maybe.

It is almost like the hill is looking at me and saying – ‘O Human! Look at you, such a tiny little thing!’ – in an affectionate way.  

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The enormity of tall peaks and endlessness of plunging valleys is humbling and exhilarating at the same time.

You know you are in a wonderful place when the view outside your car window is a blanket of clouds at your eye level.blog 3

How travelling opens up mind and changes a person forever.

New place, new culture, new food, new experiences, new landscapes….takes my breath away and leaves me feeling like a tiny speck in the lap of Mother Nature.

So much more to see, so much more to do. I discover yet again that I yearn for the mountains. Oh!


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To Be…..

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As I stood there with my camera, looking for a good click, I heard a mild humming sound at my feet. Looking down I saw a patch of Touch-me-nots all along the pathway – a rare sight nowadays in the city. Swirling around them were a set of bees, busy with agenda of touching every flower around. They were enough to keep me hooked for next quarter hour, trying to frame them in my lens. As tireless as theyIMG_0194blog seem, moving from one flower to other, not touching any of their leaves, lest they clam up!’Honey making is a serious business requiring hard work and agility’, I ponder. 

The ups and downs, highs and lows, twists and turns, stops and starts of those ‘ Busy Bees’ kept my lens moving here to there. My minimal skills in the world of DSLR photography were not helping. The frames captured were missing the subject and ending up as a series of floral imagery. Realising a need for some forethought and planning on my behalf, I made my moves more swift. After a few more misses, I got what I was looking for. I now have some pictures that I will cherish for a long time to come. 

To be(e) …. agile and patient at the same time, seems to be the key !